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How to avoid a Penalty Charge Notice

All of Tameside's Traffic Regulation Orders are clearly indicated by signs and road markings on the highway.

If you are in any doubt where, or for how long you can legally park, check the road markings and signs, some of the more common ways to avoid a Penalty Charge Notice are listed below.

(This is not an exhaustive list).

  • Check the times when parking is allowed
  • Park fully within the markings of the bay
  • Check that that the bay is not suspended - especially if you park there frequently
  • Do not park without making payment at the nearest available pay and display machine. If the one closest to your car is showing out of order, then please use another machine nearby
  • Do not leave your vehicle to go and get change for the pay and display machine
  • Check that your pay and display voucher shows the expiry time before leaving your vehicle
  • Do not leave more than one ticket or voucher on display - always remove expired ones
  • Check that your ticket, permit or badge is properly displayed before you leave your vehicle
  • Do not come back to your vehicle and insert additional coins into the pay and display machine if this is not permitted
  • Before parking on a single yellow line, check the time plate allows you to do this
  • Do not park on double yellow lines anytime day or night
  • Do not park in a taxi bay
  • Do not park in a disabled persons bay without a blue badge
  • Do not park in a loading bay without loading or unloading
  • Do not load or unload during restricted times
  • Do not park in a dual use bay during restricted times
  • Do not park in residents parking bay without a residents parking permit